Prostate-specific antigen is unlikely to be a suitable biomarker of semen exposure from recent unprotected receptive anal intercourse in men who have sex with men

Cara E. Rice, Maria F. Gallo, Marcia M. Hobbs, Courtney D. Lynch, Alison H. Norris, John A. Davis, Karen S. Fields, Melissa Ervin, Abigail Norris Turner

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Abstract

A biomarker of unprotected receptive anal intercourse could improve validity of sexual behavior measurement. We quantified prostate-specific antigen (PSA) from rectal swabs from men who have sex with men (MSM). One swab was PSA positive. Using current methods, PSA is an inadequate biomarker of recent unprotected receptive anal intercourse in men who have sex with men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-379
Number of pages3
JournalSexually transmitted diseases
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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